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Balbriggan Free Diver Sets New World Record in Turkey

31st October 2022
Nina McGowan
Nina McGowan set the record for her class in a warm-up session ahead of the CMAS Outdoor Freediving World Championships in Kas, Turkey in early October Credit: CMAS/Facebook

A Balbriggan woman has set a new world record in free diving, as the Northside People reports.

Nina McGowan logged the deepest ‘no fins’ dive ever recorded for her age category at the CMAS Outdoor Freediving World Championships in Kas, Turkey in early October.

Her warm-up dive of 43 metres beat the previous world record by three metres — and she went on to win gold in her Masters class at the event while setting two other national records.

“When my coach suggested a world record was within my reach, I thought it was a crazy,” McGowan (50) said of her achievement.

“But because water is both my sanctuary and playground, anything is possible. The limitations of the land do not apply.”

The Northside People has much more on the story HERE.

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